God is generous and so he calls us to be as well. What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are at and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances.
Giving is one of the ways we trust and worship God. We have many examples in the Bible of God-loving people giving as a normal way of life. It's how we honor and support those who work in ministry. It also helps us to keep an open heart toward God so we don't get trapped in a pattern of always wanting more. Similar to churches in the book of Acts, Living Hope cheerfully gives a part of the money our family gathers to support other people and ministries locally and around the world.